Night Shift

I am not sure what is happening in my life right now. I find myself staying up way too late. Last night I saw the clock pass 1am, and this without having taken a nap. This never bodes well for getting up early and beating traffic into work.

Homebody Paulie
It’s not exactly like spending a night at the Playboy Mansion. I spent the majority of last night eating leftovers, unboxing my Christmas gift, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers shit the bed, and cleaning (organizing really).

ITP Blog Box
There’s a new sheriff in town…

Meet The New Boss

Now all I need to do is learn how to use it.

And On The Heels Of Joy, Disappointment
There is a saying in football “That’s why they play the game on the field.” Going into last night’s game I was three points behind my opponent with Pittsburgh’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger going for my team and Pittsburgh’s running back Willie Parker going for my opponent. I felt confident. Pittsburgh beat Miami 3-0. I lost.

Not only did I miss an opportunity to lock up a playoff position, I lost a lunch bet as well. I am bordering on a collapse only exceeded by this year’s NY Mets. To add insult to (virtual) injury I had Cincinnati’s Carson Palmer sitting on the bench and if I had played him instead of Roethlisberger I would have won. I should fire myself as head coach.

Anyone else believe that my beloved NY Jets will allow Miami their first victory of the year next weekend?

Competitive Much? Or The Amazing Race — “Let’s Get Out Of Africa”
Oh The Amazing Race… It is going to be interesting to watch the little former LA Clippers dance squad member get frustrated as she and her boy-toy attempt to beat Team Ethiopian Scrabble. As an aside does anyone else find it odd that Team Ethiopian Scrabble, who are siblings, were holding hands as they ran?

Of the remaining teams here is my current “Annoyance Ranking” from most annoying to least

  1. Shana / Jennifer : Get over yourselves already! You are not that attractive.
  2. Ronald / Christina : Moronald, how about keeping that mouth shut for once?
  3. Nicolas / Donald : Why is the old man doing all of the hard work? The kid won’t even get his shoes dirty.
  4. Nathan / Jennifer : God help us if they procreate.
  5. Azarea / Hendekea : They are good, but there is something about them I don’t like — and I think it’s Azarea.
  6. Kynt / Vixsyn : They are growing on me, but the whole “Goth Thing”, which includes the spelling of their names, still irks me. btw- I have been putting the male’s name first but I had a hard time with this here because Kynt is definitely the girl in this pair.
  7. TK / Rachel : I just wonder if they smell.

This episode was rather lackluster for me. They remained in Africa and the challenges weren’t really, um, challenging. Catching a chicken in a pen? (saw this in Rocky thirty years ago!) Riding a bike packed with crap? Dancing? Mining for gold out of puddles of muddy water? (btw – I soooo would have pocketed a few nuggets for later in the race).

I really thought that we were going to lose TK and Rachel when the BottleBlondes decided to U-Turn a team. (I don’t remember U-Turns from past seasons. Anyone?) Instead they dropped the hammer on Jason and Lorena– who after last week’s Lorena meltdowns I was not saddened to see leave. The heartbreaking thing was their individual exit speeches:

Lorena: I’ve learned to slow down. I can wait to marry Jason.
Jason: Why do people get married? Marriage is so limiting.

Yeah, best of luck you two.

CD Pick Of The Week
Heads it’s Mudvayne.
Tails it’s Pitbull.

According to my source those are the two new releases today. As for me I’ll be listening to Bruce Springsteen’s latest release “Magic” which also arrived in the post yesterday.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – miffed
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing REM — “Wolves, Lower” (It’s been 25 years since I first heard this song and I still love it!)
Website Of The Day – Instead of buying music today go watch some on the internets at Concert TV. Consider it your little contribution to fighting consumerism.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 40 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

November Goals
1) Run no fewer than 25 miles
2) Not worry about running the Atlanta Half-Marathon
3) Read at least one book

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Night Shift

  1. Barb says:

    U-turn is a new one, but it doesn’t do much for me. I would have loved it if it was a non-elimination round. Now, that would have been fun. Can you imagine the conversations back at the rest stop?
    I’m ready for old man & grandson to be gone, because I’m with you, the grandson is the lazy one. And I like Christina, but the dad is an idiot. I really think she signed them up to try to do some bonding, but I don’t know if that is possible.
    We need to keep the blonds around just for someone to get the karma revenge on them.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I so wanted it to be a non-elimination round to watch the blondes squirm as well. Bad on the producers for not thinking of this.

    I like Christina and feel badly for her when her father acts up.

  3. Terri (SW) says:

    I really hope that was the Karma Bus we saw at the end of the episode pulling into Bimbo Station. I think “karma is a bitch” is the phrase-that-pays for the dipsh*t teams this season (see Ari and Staella…yeah, right- who?).

    Donald reminds me of Creed from The Office…and for the record, I said that from Day One and well before the posters on!

    U-Turn is new…and was played way too soon.

    I love Kynt and Vyxsin!!! I want to know where they buy their makeup because that sh*t does not move. There wasn’t even a Tammy Faye Mascara Meltdown when Vyxsin had her “very special Amazing Race moment” in Africa. In Kynt’s world, traditional African dancers look like some fire-dancer on ecstasy who just escaped from Burning Man.

    If I have to watch Ronald poke at his hernia again I’m going have pull out my own intestines…

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:


    I thought “” was like “ew, that’s disgusting!” I was more than surprised to see that is the domain for Entertainment Weekly.

    Wait a minute! I was right after all!

  5. Gentri says:

    Must be something that happens in our 40’s Paulie! I’ve been tossin’ a bit myself of late! I was up past 1am also, but that’s because I went out drinking to the Ujoint, watched some of the Pit-MIA game… jesus, I think my high school team could have taken them! Was it just the weather and the sod or what??? followed that up by watching V for Vendetta at home (cool flick by the way) instead of trying to sleep…. I’m feeling it now!

  6. Barb says:

    I really liked V for Vendetta – we saw it on the IMAX screen, that was very cool. I guess the graphic novel is even better (per Allan, I didn’t read it). but that being said, I don’t think I would stay up all ngiht watching it.

    Terri – you are too funny.

  7. Martha says:

    by ‘graphic novel’ you mean comic book, right?

    All I want to do is sleep right now, I’m not sure if it is the weather or holiday blues…but I just seem too busy to get much sleep.

    I have to toss a coin tonight to choose between trivia or moonlight (I did get a personal invite)

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    “graphic novel” = “adult comic book”

    I got a call from the other Beermuda Triangle occupant inviting me to run his Full Moon hash tonight. I am considering it. I do have a lot of work to do however…

  9. Barb says:

    graphic novel – much thicker & longer than your average comic book.

    You all are so popular, be sure to tell Bwana I would have shown up “If” I had gotten a personal invite…… (not really, but you can tell him that anyway).

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